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How Effective is your KS1?

Exploring the Expectations & Implications for Leaders


How good is the quality of teaching and learning in your Key Stage One? As a school leader, how do you know? How confident do you feel in understanding and articulating this?

It has always been important that KS1 practice offers continuity from the EYFS, providing an approach to teaching and learning which both reflects the developmental stage of the children and offers increasing challenge, enabling all pupils to make progress towards end of Key Stage expectations. Schools are required to closely examine how the whole learning journey is connected and sequenced. Therefore it is essential that school leaders know how to best achieve this through teaching, learning and the effective use of the learning environment.

During this seminar we examine what research and data tell us about the development of 5, 6 & 7-year-old children, how they learn best and how this should be reflected in practice. Senior Leaders will be supported to evaluate their current KS1 provision to ensure that pedagogical approaches connect meaningfully to the curriculum and that key learning behaviours underpinning academic attainment are prioritised.



  • Leaders strengthen understanding of effective, high-quality practice and provision in KS1

  • Leaders gain support with strategies to accurately evaluate the quality of practice in KS1

  • Reflect on an effective approach to the whole learning journey as children transition from EYFS through to KS1

  • Consider the key principles of child development and recognise the importance of planning for the ways that children learn best in KS1


Heads, Senior Leaders & KS1 Leaders 

Dates and Times

Summer 2024

Face to Face Courses

Lincoln - Priory Witham Academy, LN6 7DT
Wednesday 22nd May
9:30am - 12:00pm

Cambridgeshire - Fordham Church of England Primary School, CB7 5NL
Tuesday 4th June
9:30am - 12:00pm

Norfolk - Stalham Infant & Junior Schools, NR12 9PS
Thursday 6th June
9:30am – 12:00pm

Yarm - Yarm Preparatory School, TS15 9ES
Tuesday 11th June
9:30am - 12:00pm

Essex - St Anne Line Infants School & Nursery, SS15 5AF
Thursday 20th June
9:30am - 12:00pm

Cumbria - Silloth Primary, CA7 4DR
Thursday 27th June
9:30am - 12:00pm

Doncaster - Southfield Primary, DN3 3BN
Tuesday 2nd July
9:30am - 12:00pm

Newcastle Upon Tyne – Westerhope Primary School, NE5 1NE
Thursday 4th July
9:30am – 12:00pm

Kent - St. Edmund's Church of England Primary School, TN15 6JP
Tuesday 9th July
9:30am - 12:00pm


*Please Note - Lunch will not be provided when attending Face to Face Courses, please ensure you bring a packed lunch to the course.


Face to Face Course - £85 per person excl. VAT

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